Friday, July 29, 2011

Phebe (Richmond) Thorne

946.  ICHABOD RICHMOND married Pamelia Bettes of Brighton, Canada West, who was born about 1782.  They had fourteen children, who also had large families.  They resided in Brighton.


2520.  Phebe (7), born about 1816; married Jonah Thorne.  Resided in Ashtabula, Ohio.

The Jonah (1813 - 1899) and Phebe (1816-1863) Thorne family moved to Lowell, Lake Co., Indiana.  The Lowell Public Library has a biographical page for this family.

Jonah Thorne's obituary stated that he had 3 children (one died in infancy) and that two daughters survived him (Mrs. P.D. Clark and Mrs. J.A. Ault both of Lowell).

Also mentioned in the Lowell Public Library page article: 
Jonah's brother, Franklin, settled in Chicago where he built an iron foundry called the Franklin Iron Works. It is now the Wisconsin Steel Mills and a subsidiary of U.S. Steel.  One living granddaughter of Jonah Thorne, a daughter of the Perry Clarks, is Mrs. Etta Vories, age 79, of Port Huron, Mich. She will be in Lowell for centennial festivities.  Other descendants, many living in Lowell, are Walter James, Getti Powell, Mrs.Agnes Machacek, Mrs. Iva Nichols, Mrs. Alice Ruley, Myrtle Johnson, Thorne Clark, Millard, Virginia and Margaret Clark.

Phebe (Richmond) Thorne was living in Lowell, Lake Co., Indiana, in 1860, with her husband Jonah and others. Her 18 year old daughter, Sarah Jane, was living with her husband, Perry D. Clark, also in Lake County, Indiana.  Daughter (Lauretta) Abigail and her husband, John Ault were living in Allen Co., Kansas, in 1860.

Sarah (Thorne) Clark, daughter of Jonah and Phebe (Richmond) Thorne, in the 1880 census:

Name: Sarah J. Clark
Residence: Cedar Creek, Lake, Indiana
Birthdate: 1842
Birthplace: Canada
Relationship to Head: Wife
Spouse's Name: Perry D. Clark
Spouse's Birthplace: New York, United States
Father's Name:
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Name:
Mother's Birthplace: Canada
Race or Color (Expanded): White
Ethnicity (Standardized): American
Gender: Female
Martial Status: Married
Age (Expanded): 38 years
Occupation: Keeping House
NARA Film Number: T9-0291
Page: 612
Page Character: A
Entry Number: 2692
Film number: 1254291
Spouse Perry D. Clark M 45
  Sarah J. Clark F 38
Child Harry E. Clark M 19
Child Wilber Clark M 13
Child Mary E. Clark F 7
Pemelia Selkirk F 72
Charles Sautter M 18

 Perry and Sarah Jane (Thorne) Clark were still in Lowell, Lake County, Indiana, in 1900.

Perry Clark, son of Jabez and Deborah (Backus) Clark, originally of Tompkins Co., New York, married Sarah Jane Thorne.  Sarah Jane's father, Jonah Thorne, married Perry Clark's widowed mother, Marietta Clark, according to the Lowell Public Library article.

John and Lauretta Abigail (Thorne) Ault moved to Kansas for several years, but had returned to Lowell, Indiana, before the 1900 census was taken.

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